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Job Information

Los Alamos National Laboratory Deputy Group Leader for Biosecurity and public Health (R&D Manager 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Biosecurity and Public Health (B-10) group of Bioscience Division (B) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Deputy Group Leader (DGL). The Deputy Group Leader will report to the Group Leader and share leadership and management of the Group’s technical and programmatic activities. The group consists of two Teams – Bioinformatics and Genomics, and Host and Pathogen Biology, and houses significant experimental capabilities in Next Generation Sequencing, Biochemistry, Structural Biology, Synthetic Biology, Microbiology and Cell Biology. Additionally, the B-10 group hosts a strong, internationally known bioinformatics capability that includes molecular assay design, next generation sequence analysis and visual analytics

This position is funded at a 50% level and the selected candidate is expected to cover the remaining 50% level of effort with other technical or programmatic work.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Foster high-performing, multidisciplinary teams and be able to effectively identify and deal with personnel issues.

  • Work closely with the Group Leader and Team Leaders in areas of strategic workforce development, succession planning, recruiting, retention, and diversity of employees.

  • Contribute to the operational and technical excellence of the Group by providing oversight and coordination of programmatic work, security and safety systems, conduct of operations, and quality assurance.

  • Support group members in their everyday activities including, but not limited to complying with laboratory policies and regulations, preparation of proposals and project documentation, and performance management.

  • Work effectively with Laboratory line, program, and facility managers in strategic planning, program development, program execution, and capability development and maintenance.

  • Contribute to identifying, sustaining, and enhancing the facilities, infrastructure, and technology investments required to promote operational and technology sustainment for the Group.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated expertise in at least one of the group’s core capabilities (genomics, informatics, detection and diagnostics, host-pathogen science, bioengineering, microbiology and microbiome science)

  • Track record of scientific achievements including peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations and leadership of R&D programs.

  • Proven ability to manage, supervise, and oversee development of assigned employees.

  • Thorough knowledge of and proven ability in budget preparation and oversight.

  • Effective record of interaction/collaborations with other Laboratory technical and support organizations.

  • Thorough knowledge of and proven ability in implementing, enforcing, and providing guidance for Laboratory objectives and other statements of policy, practice, and/or procedure.

  • Demonstrated experience working in and/or managing moderate hazard chemical and/or biological research facilities

  • Ability to obtain Q clearance which typically requires US Citizenship. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

Education/Experience : Minimum requirement is a Master’s degree in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or Biomedical Science with work experience in management in a science field. A Ph.D. in the same or related fields together with management experience in the same fields is preferred.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of LANL business systems (Oracle, T&E, Concur, WQAS, WCATS, etc.)

  • Demonstrated record of successful interactions with external funding agencies (DOE, NNSA, DOD, DHS, etc.).

  • Experience in conflict resolution and in dealing with performance issues.

  • Active Q clearance

  • SCI or ability to obtain an SCI clearance

Note to Applicants: Candidates should submit a CV with a publication list and a cover letter addressing their background as it fulfills the job requirements and desired skills. Please include names and contact information for three references.

Additional Details

Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements

  • for access to classified matter.

  • Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to Laboratory Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.

Incentive Compensation Program: Position is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program.

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

§ Dental and vision insurance

§ Free basic life and disability insurance

§ Paid maternity and parental leave

§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

Facilities in B-10 are spread at 2-3 locations across the laboratory with the Group Office and Division office located at TA-43-001. We have a new suite of Biosafety level 2 labs that will be ready for occupancy in Fall ‘20 and will also house a Select Agent Lab. Our scientists are developing science and technology to improve pathogen detection, understand host responses to biological and chemical threats, inform therapeutic development and provide decision support for infectious disease surveillance. Our research areas support planning, prevention, detection and mitigation of natural and deliberate biothreat events. Candidates are encouraged to understand the Group’s portfolio and existing capabilities, which includes experimental and computational biology, and includes a large national security portfolio.

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Hall, Lorna Jane
Email lorna.hall@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC81433
Organization Name B-10 / Biosecurity and Public Health
Minimum Salary 122200
Maximum Salary 205900
Req ID: IRC81433
Category: Science